"With cumulative earnings of Rs 3,140.25 crore, it was a lucrative year for the 100 celebrities on the list".
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who stood second previous year, bagged the 13th position. Salman, 52, cemented his place in the top spot thanks to the commercial success of his movies "Tiger Zinda Hai" and "Race 3". The list has been formulated based on the earnings of each actor in the year 2018. The period for consideration is from 1 October, 2017 to 30 September, 2018. With Rs 228.09 Cr earnings, it's Virat Kohli, who stand on 2nd position in the list of Forbes India Celebrity 100. Actor Priyanka Chopra, who was in the seventh place last year with Rs 68 crore earnings, slipped down to 49th this year. Former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is fifth after raking in Rs 101.77 crore. Salman Khan has been named the highest earning Indian celebrity by Forbes once more, cementing his position at the top. If that's not exciting then this will be - Deepika Padukone has moved up seven places from #11 previous year to #4 now.
Hardik Pandya turned out to be a huge gainer on the list of sportspersons, as he bagged Rs 28.46 crores in 2018 as compared to Rs 3.04 crores past year.
Brian Carvalho, Editor, Forbes India, said: "The Celebrity 100 is a definitive barometer of earnings of celebrities". According to the 2017 estimate, Deepika and husband Ranveer's combined worth is approximately Rs. 154 crores.
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